Trees and shrubs

Majestic towering trees compete with emblematic shrubs to decorate gardens throughout the year. Here’s all you can expect from your shrubs and trees.

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.

Cloud pruning for trees and shrubs

Niwaki – this is the Japanese word for cloud pruning. It’s the act of trimming trees into cloud shapes. An ancestral, elaborate art, this cloud pruning technique was developed to create symbolic spaces,
Magnificent example of a cloud-pruned shrub with 8 to 10 clouds and a silver gray trunk.

Control invasive bamboo – options and solutions

Even though your bamboo has been properly settled in the garden for years already, you must stay alert. The need to control invasive bamboo is a constant endeavor! Bamboo growth must be constrained if you don’t want your garden to turn into an impenetrable jungle.
Bamboo shoots clumping together in front of a door.

How to plant heath plants

Heath plants love acidic, cool and well-drained soil. Planting is an important phase in the life of a plant.
Close-up of a healthy heath plant well planted.

A garden of colorful bark

Don’t let your garden turn all drab in in winter! Make it evolve into a space that is appealing all year long by planting trees with highly ornamental bark.
Winter reveals the beautiful bark of the red dogwood.

Winter blooming shrubs

Even though they aren’t very many, winter blooming shrubs are often among the most amazing. They are unique in that they bloom when all the other plants are at rest.
Witch hazel blooming in winter

Setting up a flowered hedge

Hedges protect us from prying eyes, create intimacy, break the wind and protect our gardens. Flowered hedges boast many advantages and can even become truly ornamental.
Flower hedge

Exochorda, the pearl bush

Exochorda is one of the most spectacular flower shrubs thanks to its abundant white spring blooming.
White flowers of the Exochorda shrub

Lilac, a shrub of great beauty

Lilac blooms and shares its fragrance right at the beginning of spring, which makes it one of the most beautiful flower shrubs.
Lilac shrub in full bloom.

Top 5 spring-blooming trees

They catch the eye along streets and in parks and gardens. Learn how to recognize these five very common flower trees.
5 trees that bloom in spring, here is the cherry tree.

Brugmansia, gigantic flowers!

Brugmansia, also called “Angel’s Trumpets” for the magnificent flowers shaped like trumpets, is a very interesting and ornamental shrub.
Dangling brugmansia flower opening up to reveal peach-colored blooms.